We are living in unprecedented economic times primarily due to the expansion of rapid communications. News that occurs across the world at this moment is measured and processed by all financial markets within minutes. Globally, financial changes happen so fast that it has become difficult to keep up with them. This environment of constant change creates a fast paced lifestyle that brings anxiety and unease to even the most stable of lives. Speaking as someone who likes peace and stability I seek comfort by taking the time to focus on those things that should not change much. Things like words. Words do matter and their definitions create a firm foundation in our lives. Though it has become increasingly more difficult to find this Oasis of Tranquility through words; today I chose to examine the concept of fiscal responsibility. Continue reading “Words Do Matter; and So Does Responsibility”
Palmyra, Sryia, during the reign of Solomon, was primarily Jewish but was heavily populated with Greeks as well. In my research, I found an early writing of the area that speaks of a story of Solomon solving a theft incident in the city Palmyra itself. This was said to be one of the rare times that Solomon left the palace in Jerusalem to judge a case on the site of the incident. I will not give the story away…it will be in my next book, but it was an intriguing example that Solomon was part detective as well as judge. Stay tuned for more. In the meantime, pick up your copy of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary” at Amazon or a local Barnes & Noble.
I enjoy watching the Sunday morning shows like “Meet the Press”. It usually gives me an opportunity to relax with a cup of coffee while hearing the opinions on issues that are in the news. Though normally heavily political; I enjoy staying on top of how our country’s leadership is dealing with topics that affect the entire world. It is more a study of leadership that draws me in, not the rambling of people whom I do not know and so cannot trust. This morning it was like Sophocles was sitting right beside me. Continue reading “The Unspoken Fix”
“Holy marriage is worth dying for!”
Every February 14th, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this holiday?
Here are 2 different legends … Enjoy!
The first legend, and perhaps the best known, began in Rome, when the Emperor, Claudius II, was involved in many bloody and unpopular campaigns. “Claudius the Cruel” as he was called, was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. He believed that the reason was that Roman men did not want to leave their loves or families. So, he cancelled all marriages and engagements in Rome! Continue reading “The Legend of Valentine’s Day”
As we bravely face a new year, we commonly indulge in the custom of being drawn to the image of the annual occasion to create a fresh start. We seem to view this as a magical opportunity to transform those troublesome elements of our lives into the existence of our dreams. Once a year, we feel empowered by the mystical rotation of the calendar at the stroke of midnight on January first; this key stimulant that we must have in order to hold fast to those future changes we desire at that precious moment in time. No one can say that we are not a well trained people in the mastery of the art of monitoring progress through chronological tracking of good intentions. So where do we fall short and why then do so many of us struggle each year with the same resolutions? Continue reading “Happy New Year…New Me…New You!”
Have you ever been confused about whether you were being educated or trained? What is the difference between a teacher and a trainer? Do our colleges and universities deliver training or education? Can or should the company I work for provide education, training or both? When should I pursue training verses an education? These can be tough questions, especially for people in the corporate world or people who are self-employed. To help you with these questions, let’s shed some light on the differences and what each can deliver to the individual.
Continue reading “The Big Three in Intellectual Development”
As a student of history, I was drawn by current events to the words of a famous Roman orator and philosopher Marcus Tulluis Cicero. I would like to share some of my thoughts on a couple of mistakes highlighted below and pose questions for your consideration. In one of his many papers on the decline of the Roman Empire, Cicero wrote:
Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
- Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others.
- Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected.
- Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it.
- Refusing to set aside trivial preferences.
- Neglecting development and refinement of mind.
- Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.
Marcus Tullius Cicero; 63 BC
Continue reading “Cicero was proven right…but was it too late?”